ADIRONDACK INTERNATIONAL

MOUNTAINEERING FESTIVAL

JANUARY 17-20, 2020

Mountainfest is an annual celebration of ice climbing and mountaineering featuring guest athletes who entertain us with tales of climbing adventures, instructional clinics taught by visiting athletes and local guides, demo gear, and of course an opportunity to mingle with the climbing community for an exciting weekend of winter climbing and fun!

Mountainfest Schedule

https://www.mountaineer.com/eventsmountainfestschedule/

Don’t miss the Sunday night slide show. “Locals”  Alden Pellett presenting

Alden Pellett is an Ambassador for Mammut and is a part of the product development team for CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, Alden is also a frequent contributor to NEice.

Alden Pellett on the crux,WI6 R/X, during the first ascent of

Alden Pellett on the crux,WI6 R/X, during the first ascent of “Pipe Dreams”(WI6 R/X. M5) on Mt. Pisgah at Lake Willoughby in Vermont. (Photo by Doug Dillon)

Alden has been ice climbing for over 25 years, climbing expert-level routes in Newfoundland, the Canadian Rockies, French Alps, Quebec, and the Gaspe’ Peninsula.

Pellett on a solo ascent of “Simon Proulx”, WI5, 550’, in 2018. Photo by Ryan Stefiuk.

Pellett on a solo ascent of “Simon Proulx”, WI5, 550’, in 2018. Photo by Ryan Stefiuk.

Pellett is not afraid of running it out with a pair of ice tools on the sharp end – known for bold first ascents around the Northeast using a traditional boltless on-sight ground-up ethic.

Jeff Lowe and Guy Lacelle remain inspirations to Pellett as he also applies his strong style to thousands of free-solo ascents of ice routes including hard climbs around the country such as “Bridal Veil Falls”, “Called on Account of Rains”, “Mindbender”, “Simon Proulx”, as well as in the Adirondacks, solo-linking routes such as “Power Play Direct”, “Positive Thinking”, and “Waterfall Wall” in just a few hours. Last winter, Pellett accomplished the first free-solo ascent of the 1000-foot Cholesterol Wall via “Fat of the Land”, WI5+, at Ten Mile Pond in Newfoundland.

Waterfall route at Poke-O-Moonshine on Friday 1/18/2019. #neice #neclimbs #adirondackiceclimbing ...

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There are some things you can never learn from a text book. Like #iceclimbing. You just have to get out there and do it. Even if it is - 7 F and snowing 2 feet. What a hearty crew to teach with this #adkmountainfest2019 ...

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Another great Mountainfest this past weekend! It was a chilly -20 backcountry snowshoe up Pitchoff. This is our group starting the 5 hour hike. Felt good to be back in the mountains. First big hike of 2019!
#adkmountainfest2019 #mountainfest #pureadk #pitchoffmountain #snowshoeing #winterhike
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Four climbers on some frozen water at Pitchoff Quarry. #northeastice #adirondackmountainfest #adkmountainfest2019 #adks #itsreallycoldout #iceclimbing #iceclimbingadventures #climbingadventures ...

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Guest guide and Patagonia Ambassador Anne Gilbert Chase Keeping warm and motivated during her steep ice clinic on a very cold day at “POKO” #adkmountainfest2019 #northeasice ...

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Ready for #adkMountainfest2019 ...

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The first batch of soup this season. Ice festival season is here! #adkmountainfest2019 #northeastice ...

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ADK Mountainfest this weekend! #adkmountainfest2019 ...

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